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Glenwood A. Bryant

September 24, 1941 ~ September 5, 2022 (age 80)

Obituary

Glen was the youngest of four boys born to George H. and Fannie Bryant. He was reared, schooled and lived his formative years in the small segregated town of Selma,NC. During these years when Glen was not playing sports or playing the drums in the school band, he could be seen with his best friend Stanley or his girlfriend (future wife) Ernestine.

After graduating high school in 1959 Glen attended A&T College (now a University) in Greensboro, NC. There he continued playing drums in the marching band. He majored in electrical engineering and worked in engineering for his entire career.

During the years between 1964 and 1971 Glen married his childhood sweetheart, had two daughters (Dana and Glenda), was drafted into the Vietnam War and worked on the Apollo Space Program.  During this time Glen was employed by a small electronics company in Elmsford, NY which manufactured components for the  Apollo Space Program. He, along with other employees, wrote the program and invented the tracking instrument. Called an encoder, it tracked the spaceship into space and it's descent to within several miles of the earth's  surface.  Glen was drafted into the Vietnam War. When he reported to Fort Bragg, NC for training, he was informed that the government considered his work to be so essential to the space program and he was exempted from duty.  Thus the U.S. government sent him home to continue his work on the Apollo Space Program.  In 1971 the company's contract with the government ended.  Glen left this position and became employed by the New York Telephone Company and later  Northern Telecom.  He retired in 2001.

Glen was a family man. His priority was their needs and wants.  Although he worked long hours he was never too tired to spend time with his family. Teaching the girls how to ride a bike, how to improve their jump shots and how to enjoy a swim on a hot day. Teaching both his wife and later his girls how to drive a stick shift Volkswagen. Never missing the girls games or performances. Getting a dog for the girls to play with even though he knew that he would be the one walking him. Providing sage advice during family walks with his daughters, nieces and nephews. Later spending time with his two granddaughters, Jordan and Taylor, as they grew from infancy to young adults.

Glen made friends with everyone in the neighborhood. He spent his retirement days solving the world's problems with each person as he walked around the neighborhood. The time spent solving these problems depended on who was in their yard as he circled the block.

Glen was a man of faith. He joined Good Shepherd Lutheran Church in Freeport, NY. He never missed a service until his health prevented him from attending. There he was known to circle the church giving “God's Peace” to everyone. Very often a little reminder was made to “take your seat so service could continue”.

The past few years Glen fought a long hard battle, never giving up nor losing his enjoyment of friends and family. His fight ended on September 5, 2022.  He is predeceased by a son, Anthony Saunders, his parents, three brothers, Decarris (Leola, also deceased), Howard (Mitti) and Marvin (Marion). He leaves to mourn his wife Ernestine, daughters Dana Bryant and Glenda Bryant-Fielder (Timothy), granddaughters Jordan Butler and Taylor Abraham.  Sisters in law, Marion Bryant, Mitti Bryant and Emogene Taylor (Percy). Three god daughters, Susan Bryant, Theresa Means, and Kesia Hudson (Sean) and a host of relatives, friends and neighbors

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Services

Visitation
Saturday
September 10, 2022

10:00 AM to 11:30 AM
Ballard-Durand Funeral & Cremation Services (Elmsford)
72 E Main Street
Elmsford, NY 10523

Funeral Service
Saturday
September 10, 2022

11:30 AM
Ballard-Durand Funeral & Cremation Services (Elmsford)
72 E Main Street
Elmsford, NY 10523

Video is available for this event


Burial

Ferncliff Cemetery Accociation
280-284 Secor Road
Hartsdale, NY 10530

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